The process of change begins with self-awareness.
Those of us who struggle with the ‘restore us to sanity’ language that appears in Step 2 might want to consider the addict’s definition of insanity: doing the same things over and over but expecting different results. In this light, we can ask ourselves, “Does that sound like me? Do I continually go online ‘only for a few minutes, just to see what’s happening,’ even though I can’t remember the last time I managed to log out in less than an hour (or less than several hours)?” Upon reflection, we nearly always realize that the loss of control we have over our addiction causes us to behave in ways that do not make sense, and that we might very well benefit from a restoration to sanity.
Task for Today
Share with another recovering sex or porn addict at least one example of your addiction-related insanity.